GenreDrama, Family ProductionRastar WriterCarol Sobieski LanguageEnglish
Release dateMarch 15, 1985 CastRichard Farnsworth (Foster), Melissa Gilbert (Charlie), Michael Schoeffling (Matt), Constance Towers (Muffy), Peter Kowanko (Harris (as Pete Kowanko)), Arliss Howard (Peter) Similar moviesRelated Tim Hunter movies
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Sylvester is a 1985 American family drama film directed by Tim Hunter and starring Richard Farnsworth and Melissa Gilbert. The movie was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1986.
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A young woman called Charlie cares for a captured wild horse and helps turn him into a champion jumper.
Richard Farnsworth as Foster
Melissa Gilbert as Charlie
Michael Schoeffling as Matt
Constance Towers as Muffy
Peter Kowanko as Harris
The movie was filmed on location in Marfa and Alpine, Texas, and at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky in the summer of 1984.
One of the horses to play Sylvester was The Gray Goose. His handler Kim Walnes doubled for Gilbert in the action shots at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Three songs by the Textones (Carla Olson, Phil Seymour, George Callins, Joe Read and Tom Jr Morgan) are heard in the film: "Number One Is to Survive", "It's a Matter of Time" and "It's Okay".